Paul Chan Mo-po is Hong Kong's Secretary for Development. An accountant and the former President of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA), he was appointed by Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying after the resignation of Mak Chai-kwong following a housing allowance scandal. In July 2013, Chan was accused of a conflict of interest when it was revealed that he or his family had an interest in a plot of land in the New Territories that the government had plans to develop.
Whether Development Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po should resign over the scandal surrounding his farmland in Kwu Tung North is neither here nor there for Hong Kong property market watchers. What I am interested in is the Chan family's property market investment strategy.Tuesday, 6 August, 2013, 4:17am 2 comments
You've got to hand it to our Secretary for Development Paul Chan Mo-po - the way he has with words. He is chalking up this whole political brush fire as "clumsiness" on his part. There is little doubt that Chan is anxious to put this whole farmland fiasco behind him.5 Aug 2013 - 3:51am 1 comment
Development Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po, who is facing calls to quit over a land row, hurt his neck yesterday in a car crash near Happy Valley racecourse.
Chan was kept in Queen Mary Hospital for about six hours for observation before being discharged. He said as he left hospital last night: "If I feel okay tomorrow, I will go back to work."29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
On Friday Chan's aide, political assistant Henry Ho Kin-chung, whose family was revealed to own land in the same area, apologised for failing to declare their ownership and resigned from the government. Ho's resignation increased pressure on Chan to step down.4 Aug 2013 - 3:10am 17 comments
Dogged by controversy, development chief Paul Chan Mo-po must be relieved to find himself still in the job. Weeks into a fresh conflict-of-interest furore, the pressure on Chan to step down appears to have eased, at least for now.3 Aug 2013 - 1:29am 2 comments
The controversy surrounding development chief Paul Chan Mo-po over the proposed Kwu Tung new town grew yesterday when his political assistant quit for failing to declare his family's stake in land on the same site.
Henry Ho Kin-chung, 41, Chan's assistant since December, apologised and bowed to the public for not declaring his interests to Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and Chan.3 Aug 2013 - 10:12am 14 comments
The government might buy disused private farmland in the northeast New Territories and rent it to farmers displaced by new towns in the area, the development chief said. Paul Chan Mo-po said 34 hectares of fallow land had been identified in Kwu Tung South, but much of it was in private hands and some owners, looking forward to benefits from future development, had said they would not rent it to anyone.1 Aug 2013 - 6:08am 4 comments
Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing warned the government on Wednesday that it risked facing the “Tacitus Trap” over its handling of the political scandal involving Secretary for Development Paul Chan Mo-po.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
Former chief executive candidate Henry Tang Ying-yen yesterday urged development chief Paul Chan Mo-po to come clean and take responsibility for his actions amid the conflict-of-interest row surrounding the minister.31 Jul 2013 - 8:33am 6 comments
Secretary for Development Paul Chan Mo-po on Tuesday, in his latest attempt to dismiss concerns over a possible conflict of interest, has reiterated that his wife’s family was planning to sell a plot of farmland that falls within a new town development project in the New Territories.30 Jul 2013 - 6:02pm